A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Digby 33

Summary Catalogue no.: 1634

Physical Description

Composite: six parts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 33 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning

MS. Digby 33 – Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning

MS. Digby 33 – Part 3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Digby 33 – Part 4

Contents

Treatise on contemplation
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 33 – Part 5

Contents

Alexander of Ashby, Meditations
Rubric: [added later] Meditationes quedam beati Bernardi
Incipit: Fac me delectari in dulcedine tua Domine deus vt des mihi peticiones cordis mei
Explicit: quam preparasti diligentibus te domine Iesu Christe rex glorie. Qui cum patre et cetera.
Final rubric: Expliciunt meditaciones beati Bernardi Clareuallens’

As pr. T. H. Bestul, ‘The Meditationes of Alexander of Ashby: An Edition’, Mediaeval Studies 52 (1990), 24–81 (not this manuscript), ll. 99–1081, i.e. without the initial epistle and prologue, or the concluding oratio and invectiones, found in the other manuscript known to preserve the meditations in full (Oxford, Worcester College, MS. 213).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Digby 33 – Part 6

Contents

Anselm, Proslogion (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Bodleian Library Quarto Catalogues IX: Digby Manuscripts, repr. with addenda by R. W. Hunt and A. G. Watson, 1999). Description of part 5 revised by M. Holford, Nov. 2018.

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2018-11-27: Revised description of part 5.